As one of the biggest law firms in the area, Hegarty is an integral part of the local community in both Peterborough, where we established our first premises back in 1974, and in Stamford, Market Deeping and Oakham.
We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously.
We are committed to making a positive impact on the community we work in and to providing a working environment that embraces equal opportunities and diversity.
We have a dedicated charity committee who organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year.
This year as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we will be upping our usual single annual charity partner from one to four, with a charity close to each of our office locations – Sports Connections Foundation in Peterborough, MindSpace in Stamford, Pepper’s A Safe Place in Oakham and Dementia Support in Market Deeping – all benefiting from a fundraising boost in 2024.
We sponsor a number of local sports clubs and events including the Stamford & District Indoor Bowls Association, Stamford Festival Charity Golf Tournament, Peterborough & District Indoor Bowls Centre and Blackstones Under 9’s, a local football team based in Stamford.
We take part in ‘Free Wills Weeks’ throughout the year to provide wills free of charge in return for a donation to charity to support charities such as Will Aid. Each year our family department take part in the Family Action Christmas Toy Appeal helping bring gifts to children and young people at Christmas.
Additionally, we sponsor a number of NSPCC events and are corporate sponsors of Peterborough Young Professionals and we sponsor the Peterborough Celebrates Festival too. We are also Peterborough Cathedral Corporate Partners.
Finally, each year we sponsor the Stamford Mercury Business Awards Best New Start-Up category – supporting the hard work of local entrepreneurs.
In addition to sponsoring events, we also run a number of free seminars and events each year. Recent events have included Employment Law, Cyber Security and Business Law seminars. Hegarty is a member of the Peterborough and District Law Society.
We are also members of the Peterborough Civic Society and the Stamford Civic Society. We support the work that each societies do towards conserving the heritage and improving the local areas in Peterborough and Stamford.
We are committed to supporting and developing future generations, and have close relationships with many local schools and colleges. The Hegarty Law Prize is awarded to the best student each year at The King’s School in Peterborough and each year we are proud to sponsor the Sir Harry Smith Community College Award for outstanding academic achievement.
Of course, you can’t beat hands on experience, so we also offer a number of work experience placements and training contracts – see our recruitment section for more information.
Our business continues to expand and develop as a direct result of the exceptional quality of our people. We recruit and promote the very best people, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or religion. We offer flexible working practices to ensure that all our people can enjoy a positive work/life balance and we continually train and develop all our staff.
At Hegarty, everyone’s contribution is valued.